5 Tips for HVAC Winter Efficiency

5 Tips for HVAC Winter Efficiency

The cold weather has approached us which means Utahans all over need to worry about protecting their homes against those chilly, oftentimes relentless winter months. Like most people, you might be wondering how you can protect your wallet from costly utility bills this year. With Connect Building Services, we can help ensure that your home’s HVAC systems are running properly and will hold up throughout the winter. To start you off on the right path, here are five ways in which you can increase your HVAC winter efficiency to get the most out of your heating and cooling systems and to protect your beautiful Utah home. 5 Tips for HVAC Winter Efficiency  Change Filters. About every three months you should have the filters changed in your HVAC systems. Not only does this improve the quality of air in your home, it can help boost the efficiency of your systems, especially if you choose the right filter.With a dirty filter, it makes it more difficult for treated air to pass through, which in turn forces your system to work much harder. With a clean filter, your HVAC systems can run properly and avoid damage and the need for repairs. Seal Ducts. You will need to make sure your heating and cooling ducts are sealed in order to improve your HVAC winter efficiency. When air travels through your home, it passes through ducts. Heated air can escape through the open gaps where the ducts might connect to another.When this air escapes, the temperature in your home drops and your HVAC system has to put out more heated air. By having your...
10 Festive Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

10 Festive Ways to Decorate for the Holidays

The holiday season usually means spending time with your family; which leads to decorating your home in a festive manner. Whether you have a large family coming over for the holidays or you spend it with just a few friends and family members, there are many ways that you can make your home warm and inviting for holiday. We have collected 10 of the most beautiful and festive ways to decorate your home for the holidays that will shine up your living area. 10 Festive Ways to Decorate for the Holidays Make a unique tree from tree branches and ornaments by placing them decoratively on your wall. Keep track of all your holiday cards by attaching them to a string and placing them in the form of a tree! Print a colorful sign with the word “Joy” and cut it out to stick in a white frame. Hang ornaments from ribbon in your window. Make a table centerpiece from a craft sleigh and tree! Gather old Christmas lights and put them around a red candle for your coffee table. Find some matchbooks and stick treats in them to make a fun, homemade advent calendar. Take out your scrabble pieces and make a holiday greeting for your end tables! Pick up some throw pillows from the craft store and spread the joy. Frame a wreath for your fireplace or end table!   These ideas are perfect if you want to spread the holiday cheer in your own unique way. They’re simple and stunning and can keep the holiday spirit throughout your...

10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Your House Better

Your home is your sanctuary so why not decorate it like it deserves? With these small decorating ideas you can make your home look much better without breaking the bank! 10 Small Things You Can Do To Make Your House Better Make a garden out an unexpected item like an old crate box! Use different sized plants to make your space look livelier! Stain or paint cheap furniture from a thrift shop to make it yours. Framing isn’t the only way to display art! Get mat from the frame or art story and pin it as a background. Spruce up your shelves with some patterned shelf paper! Add your own personal touch with DYI coasters! Have a small dining area? Make it feel more open with a rug or some art. Rearranging your books can work wonders! You don’t need to hang your art on the wall. Place it on a shelf for all to see! Create privacy even when you have see-through doors by frosting the glass yourself! Now that you know how to spruce up your house, start making your home your own! For more DIY tips and tricks, follow our...
Recipes to Cool Down Your Home

Recipes to Cool Down Your Home

Although fall is just around the corner, the summer’s heat is still beaming through your windows, making the simplest tasks impossible without the AC. But what if you’re ready to change your HVAC system and get ready for fall? What can you do to cool down your house? One of the easiest things you can do to cool it down starts in the kitchen. There are so many simple recipes that won’t heat up your kitchen that you should try out while you’re in between the climate change. We’ve found 8 recipes that will hit your taste buds perfectly and make it possible to turn off your AC for the rest of the summer season. Cool Breakfasts Avocado with toast Zapped scrambled eggs with veggies Lunch and Dinner Broccoli and feta pasta salad Chicken and apple salad Lettuce wraps Cold peanut sesame noodles  Cool Snacks No-bake strawberry icebox cake Coconut and mango rice pudding pops Now that you have some starter recipes, you can turn off your AC and get ready for the fall and pumpkin spice lattes. If you’re not sure how to get your house fall ready, reach out to a Connect Building Services contractor today. For more tips and tricks for you HVAC system and your home, follow our...